God does not want us to live in fear. Fear does not come from Him. It’s the world that teaches us to fear. The things we see in movies, videos, newspapers, and books make us afraid. The enemy can make us afraid of everything, including our future. Worrying that something we fear is going to happen wears us down. But we don’t have to be tormented by fear. God wants us to be free of it.
There are two kinds of fear: Godly and ungodly. We must pray that we live in godly fear, which is good, and not give place to ungodly fear, which is torment. One of the most common types of ungodly fear is the fear of man, or a fear of rejection. It’s a trap we can fall into without ever realizing it. In order to protect ourselves from it, we have to care more about what God says than what anyone else says.
We must look to God for approval and acceptance and not to people. If God does not have the first place in our hearts, we are constantly fearing man.
Lord, You are my light and my salvation. You are the strength of my life. Of whom, then, shall I be afraid? Even though an entire army may surround me and go to war against me, my heart will not fear (Psalm 27:1-3). Free me from ungodly fear, for I know that fear is never of You. Lord, guard my heart and mind from the spirit of fear. What I am afraid of today is (name anything that causes you to have fear). Take that fear and replace it with Your perfect love.
In Jesus name I pray
The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trust in the Lord shall be safe.